Started 41 of 43 games played for the Irish and established school records with 271 receptions for 3,686 yards and 37 TDs … owns five Notre Dame career records, ranks in the top 10 on 11 single-season receiving lists and is in the top 10 on nine single-game lists … established a school record with 17 career 100-yard receiving performances … scored 228 career points and registered at least one reception in 42 of 43 games played.
2011: During his final season with the Irish, was the recipient of the Notre Dame Monogram Club’s Most Valuable Player Award, was a Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist (nation’s top receiver) and earned second-team All-American honors after starting 12 of 13 games at flanker … established a school season record with 100 receptions and his 1,147 yards receiving ranked as the fourth-best season total by an Irish player … posted nine receiving TDs and also added the first rushing TD of his career … added 44 yards on two punt returns … had at least 100 yards receiving in four contests … in the Champs Sports Bowl vs. Florida State, he had five catches for 41 yards and a five-yard TD before leaving the game early with an injury.
2010: Started all 12 games at flanker and posted a team-high 79 receptions for 1,025 yards and a career-high 12 TDs … his 79 receptions ranked third on the school season-record list while his 12 TDs tied for fourth … had at least 100 yards receiving four times and 55 of his catches resulted in a TD or first down ... totaled 44 receptions for 558 yards and nine TDs in the final six games of the season ... recorded six catches for 109 yards and two TDs in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami, as he was the recipient of the C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable Player of the game.
2009: Started all seven games he appeared in at flanker and ranked second on the team with 44 catches for 795 yards and nine TDs ... surpassed 100 yards receiving in a game in a career-high five contests, which tied for fourth most in a season by a Notre Dame player ... joined Golden Tate as the only two Irish players since Derrick Mayes in 1995 to post three consecutive 100-yard receiving games ... opened the season catching four passes for 189 yards and three TDs vs. Nevada, marking the second-best single-game total by an Irish sophomore receiver in school history (Jim Seymour, 276 yards vs. Purdue in 1966) … as his 189 receiving yards rank eighth overall on the Irish game-record chart and he became the first Irish player to record two receptions of at least 70 yards in same game … totaled seven catches for 131 yards and a TD the following week vs. Michigan … his 131 yards were the most vs. the Wolverines by an Irish player in the history of the rivalry.
2008: Started 10 of the 11 games he appeared in and set Notre Dame freshman records with 48 receptions for 719 yards and seven TDs ... posted four 100-yard receiving games … in his first career game, came off the bench and had a 22-yard scoring catch vs. San Diego State, becoming the first Irish freshman to ever record a TD reception in a season opener; his first career scoring grab made him only the fourth Irish receiver in the last 20 years whose first career catch was a TD (Raghib "Rocket" Ismail and Derek Brown in 1988 and Derrick Mayes in 1992) ... set the Irish freshman record for receptions in a game and in a season vs. Pittsburgh, hauling in 10 catches for 100 yards and two TDs.
Attended Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul, MN) High School where he was twice named Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year … as a senior in 2007, named Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year, and first-team All-America by USA Today, EA Sports and Parade Magazine after totaling 59 receptions for 1,247 yards and 17 TDs … added 497 yards on 43 carries and returned 16 punts for 373 yards and four TDs … selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … as a junior in ’06, was named Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Minnesota Player of the Year and was named second-team All-America after posting 63 receptions for 1,240 yards and 16 TDs … also added 12 rushing attempts for 245 yards and three TDs … lettered in basketball, averaging 23.5 points per game as a senior when he was named High School Athlete of the Year for the St. Paul area by the St. Paul Pioneer Press … scored 1,380 points in his basketball career, just 86 points shy of the school record … earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Notre Dame.